security

ICE is paying an Israeli security company $30M to break into phones

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has expanded its partnership with Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite to unlock and extract data from mobile phones, reports The Daily Beast. According to a federal filing dated June 24, the ICE is expected to pay the company anywhere between $30 and $35 million for an order to …

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‘Eva Richter’ Scam Encrypts Your Files By Posing As A Fake Resume

Opening a job email titled “Bewerbung via Arbeitsagentur – Eva Richter” (Application via Employment Agency – Eva Ritcher) could prove disastrous to you, according to a new report. Bleeping Computer, a website dedicated to reporting on Cybersecurity, confirmed the existence of an “Eva Ritcher” fake resume scam. The scam targets people in Germany by attaching …

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3 Digital Security Threats Your Business May Be Overlooking

You’ve may have heard that cybercriminals keep one step ahead of the “good guys” tasked to catch them or thwart their schemes. The picture gets even more bleak when you think about the implications of that statement. Crime fighters are always a step behind—and they are supposed to be the pros, the experts whose job …

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New clues show how Russia’s grid hackers aimed for physical destruction

Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images For nearly three years, the December 2016 cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid has presented a menacing puzzle. Two days before Christmas that year, Russian hackers planted a unique specimen of malware in the network of Ukraine’s national grid operator, Ukrenergo. Just before midnight, they used it to open every …

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Attackers actively exploiting ‘Simjacker’ flaw to steal device data and spy on individuals

Cybersecurity researchers have warned of a critical vulnerability in SIM cards that could allow remote attackers to compromise targeted mobile phones and spy on victims without their knowledge just by sending an SMS. Dublin-based firm AdaptiveMobile Security said the flaw — dubbed “Simjacker” — has been actively exploited for at least two years by a …

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‘Digital transformation requires a change of mindset’

Digital transformation requires more wholesale change than some industry leaders may assume, as Red Hat chief technologist Ian Hood explains. Ian Hood is chief technologist at global services provider Red Hat. In his role, he acts as a strategic adviser to the company’s community of customers and partners. Prior to this, he was responsible for …

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